Events & News

Champion Mario Esfiha Visits Niagara Falls Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Ze Mario Esfiha, co-creator of Brasa Team visited our academy to conduct an amazing and informative seminar.  These seminars bolster our students’ capabilities and knowledge base and ensure a strong program in place for our Niagara Falls martial arts academy!

Brasa Niagara Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Student Honoured by City Council

Josh Horton was honoured by Mayor Jim Doidatti, Mayor of Niagara Falls for his gold medal performance in the Provincial BJJ Championships.  Way to go Josh!  Showing Niagara Falls Brazilian Jiu Jitsu strong!

Brasa Team Co-Founder Mario Esfiha Visits Niagara Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!

Big thanks to Mario for coming to teach some excellent BJJ Martial Arts in Niagara!

Brasa Niagara BJJ Promotions!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Niagara Falls keeps on growing!  Congratulations to the 3 purple and 2 blue belts who were promoted!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Legend Chris Haueter Returns to Brasa Niagara Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!

Chris came back to share some more knowledge with our Academy.  As usual, an excellent day on the mats with tons of great new techniques and concepts!!

Newest Niagara Falls Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belts!

We are very proud to have promoted Brian Simpson and Brad Askeland to Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu last night.  Jon Esau also earned his Purple Belt.  Congratulations guys!

Promotion Night

Jack Taufer Back in Niagara Falls Jiu Jitsu Seminar Day!

Jack spends a lot of time training under Dave Kama and Rickson Gracie.  These concepts stress efficiency in movement and are total game changers.  Seminar 1 was at Eddie Fyvie’s Academy in NY where we were joined by Scott Caan.  Seminar 2 back at the HQ at Brasa.  What a weekend!

Martial Arts in Niagara Falls Growing Strong!

The folks at BJJ Canada published a story and bio on our program and on our head instructor.  Enjoy the read!

Looking Forward to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Niagara for 2017!

Happy New Year!

We are extremely excited for 2017.  Looking forward to meeting new students and for some of our veterans to be taking the next level.  Seminars will start soon as well!  See everyone on the mats (go after it)!

Oct: Niagara Falls Martial Arts Academy Hosts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Legend

Chris Haueter visits Brasa Niagara Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for an amazing seminar.

Sept 2016:  Niagara Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Rolls Out Program

Real.Life.Skills. Program begins at Brasa Niagara Kids Martial Arts Academy!

BullyBustersBJJ has never been about just turning out kids who can defend themselves. Jiu Jitsu has always illustrated to us that it has the influence to turn out better people. Our kids will never get medals or accolades for just showing up. Dedication and achievement are two virtues that we believe in heavily. To that end, we are happy to roll out our “Real.Life.Skills” program. Parents will receive a checklist. We will also monitor the checklist for our obligations as instructors. Once all of the boxes have been checked, the child will receive an awesome “Real.Life.Skills” gi patch. These patches cannot be bought. They can only be earned through hard work. Who is going to be first!?!?! For more information about this program, visit our Facebook Page:

July 2016:  Finished Shooting for BullyBustersBJJ Commercial

Our Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program and its Members Got it Done!!

June 2016:  MMA Cage Warriors Champ Paul McVeigh Visits

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Niagara Falls all the way from Scotland!

In addition to being an MMA Cage Warriors Champion, Paul was a contestant in the Ultimate Fighter reality show, TUF.  He also happens to be a great guy and training partner.  Great rolls!  Hoping the next one takes place at his club, The famed Griphouse in Scotland!


May 2016:  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Niagara Falls Seminar

Dave Kama Black Belt Jack Taufer Shares Amazing Technical Concepts

There aren’t a lot of people as lucky as Jack who gets to spend time on the mats with Rickson Gracie.  Jack travelled to Brasa Niagara Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to share the unique concepts that only this lineage produces.  It was an excellent seminar.  Can’t wait to do it again! 

April 2016:  Training With Legends

Rickson Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar in Saratoga Springs, NY

Any time I can spend time with Rickson is time very well spent.  His style, his philosophy is completely unique.  Toss into the mix a legend like Chris Haueter and it makes for a lot of learning.  Great people, great times!

November 2015:  Niagara Falls Martial Arts Gets a new BJJ Black Belt!!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Rob Yurcich is promoted!

World Champion Mario Esfiha came to our club to teach another great seminar.  Head instructor Frank Ungaro was promoted to 2nd degree black belt and upon that promotion, promoted Rob Yurcich to the rank of Black Belt!  Brasa Niagara Brazilian Jiu Jitsu now has 2 black belt instructors!  We are proud of Rob and thankful that he is part of our family. 

August 2015:  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Niagara Falls to California!

From Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Niagara Falls to Culver City:  A Visit to Kron Gracie Academy 

Any time I am fortunate enough to spend time with Rickson Gracie and learn from him, I jump at the chance.  I have been lucky enough over the years to share a mat with Rickson on a few occasions.  Incredible instruction!

June, 2015:  Former UFC Fighter Jeff Joslin puts on a Great Seminar!

Jeff came by and showed some great techniques.  

April, 2015:  Brasa Niagara Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt Promotions!

Extremely proud to promote Rich Donnelly and Brad Askeland to purple belt this week!

March, 2015: Niagara Judo Seminar – Hannah Martin, US Olympian

United States Judoka Hannah Martin returned this weekend to share her wisdom and her amazing technique.  

January, 2015: Aikido Classes Begin!

Such a beautiful martial art.  The only Aikido program in the entire region!  Great times were had during the inaugural class.  Thank you to Sensei Ray for joining our family!

December, 2014: Martial Arts Training Centre Expansion

We are happy to expand the services in our club to include a full boxing facility complete with ring.  The boxing connects to our Tatami mat room and our mat space for our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo programs is going to get larger as well.  We will also be offering an Aikido program.  

November 2014: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar in Niagara Falls

Big thank you to Ze Mario Esfiha for coming to our club to teach another great seminar.  A great day filled with a lot of learning. Looking forward to the next one!  

Esfiha’s qualifications:

• BJJ Black Belt 4th Degree
• Professor since 2007
• 3x BJJ World Champion
• BJJ practitioner since 1988
• Abu Dhabi World Championship ADCC Veteran
• Judo Brown Belt
• US Modern Army Combatives Level 3 Instructor
• Member of Brasa Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team

Check out Esfiha’s website at